Linda C Degutis


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Defense Health Horizons
Executive Director of Defense Health Horizons, Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Health Policy
Injury and violence
Office Phone


1994 DRPH Yale University, New Haven, CT
1982 MSN Yale University, New Haven, CT
1975 BS DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Woolard R, Degutis LC, Mello M, Rothman R, Cherpitel CJ, Post LA, Hirshon JM, Haukoos JS, Hungerford DW. Public health in the emergency department: surveillance, screening, and intervention--funding and sustainability. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Nov;16(11):1138-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00550.x. PubMed PMID: 20053234.

Greve MW, Young DJ, Goss AL, Degutis LC. Skiing and snowboarding head injuries in 2 areas of the United States. Wilderness Environ Med. 2009 Fall;20(3):234-8. doi: 10.1580/08-WEME-OR-244R1.1. PubMed PMID: 19737041.

D'Onofrio G, Pantalon MV, Degutis LC, Fiellin DA, Busch SH, Chawarski MC, Owens PH, O'Connor PG. Brief intervention for hazardous and harmful drinkers in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Jun;51(6):742-750.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2007.11.028. Epub 2008 Apr 23. PubMed PMID: 18436340; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2819119.

Monico E, Larkin GL, Degutis L. Informed consent for research: current practices in academic emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Jun;15(6):573-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2008.00098.x. PubMed PMID: 18616447.

Garrettson M, Weiss HB, McDonald EM, Degutis L. A survey of ED injury prevention activities. J Emerg Nurs. 2008 Feb;34(1):61-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2007.10.013. PubMed PMID: 18237672.

Larkin GL, Hamann CJ, Monico EP, Degutis L, Schuur J, Kantor W, Graffeo CS. Knowledge translation at the macro level: legal and ethical considerations. Acad Emerg Med. 2007 Nov;14(11):1042-6. PubMed PMID: 17967966.

Lerner EB, O'Connor RE, Schwartz R, Brinsfield K, Ashkenazi I, Degutis LC, Dionne JP, Hines S, Hunter S, O'Reilly G, Sattin RW. Blast-related injuries from terrorism: an international perspective. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2007 Apr-Jun;11(2):137-53. PubMed PMID: 17454800.

D'Onofrio G, McCausland JB, Tarabar AF, Degutis LC. Illy: clinical and public health implications of a street drug. Subst Abus. 2006 Dec;27(4):45-51. PubMed PMID: 17347125.

Safdar B, Degutis LC, Landry K, Vedere SR, Moscovitz HC, D'Onofrio G. Intravenous morphine plus ketorolac is superior to either drug alone for treatment of acute renal colic. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Aug;48(2):173-81, 181.e1. PubMed PMID: 16953530.

Levine E, Degutis L, Pruzinsky T, Shin J, Persing JA. Quality of life and facial trauma: psychological and body image effects. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 May;54(5):502-10. PubMed PMID: 15838211.


Haegerich TM, Dahlberg LL, Simon TR, Baldwin GT, Sleet DA, Greenspan AI, Degutis LC. Prevention of injury and violence in the USA. Lancet. 2014 Jul 5;384(9937):64-74. PubMed PMID: 24996591; NIHMSID: NIHMS748126; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4710475.

D'Onofrio G, Fiellin DA, Pantalon MV, Chawarski MC, Owens PH, Degutis LC, Busch SH, Bernstein SL, O'Connor PG. A brief intervention reduces hazardous and harmful drinking in emergency department patients. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Aug;60(2):181-92. PubMed PMID: 22459448; NIHMSID: NIHMS519961; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3811141.

Tetrault JM, Green ML, Martino S, Thung SF, Degutis LC, Ryan SA, Martel S, Pantalon MV, Bernstein SL, O'Connor PG, Fiellin DA, D'Onofrio G. Developing and implementing a multispecialty graduate medical education curriculum on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). Subst Abus. 2012;33(2):168-81. PubMed PMID: 22489589.

Degutis LC. Approaching Injury and Violence Prevention through Public Health Policy: A Window of Opportunity to Renew Our Focus. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Jul;12(3):271-2. PubMed PMID: 21731780; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3117599.

Mahendra RR, Roehler DR, Degutis LC. NCIPC's contribution to global injury and violence prevention: past, present, and future. J Safety Res. 2012 Sep;43(4):271-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2012.08.006. Epub 2012 Aug 22. PubMed PMID: 23127676.

Degutis LC. Approaching Injury and Violence Prevention through Public Health Policy: A Window of Opportunity to Renew Our Focus. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Jul;12(3):271-2. PubMed PMID: 21731780; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3117599.

Durante A, Melchreit R, Sullivan K, Degutis L. Connecticut competency-based point of dispensing worker training needs assessment. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2010 Dec;4(4):306-11. doi: 10.1001/dmp.2010.35. PubMed PMID: 21149232.

Academic ED SBIRT Research Collaborative.. The impact of screening, brief intervention and referral for treatment in emergency department patients' alcohol use: a 3-, 6- and 12-month follow-up. Alcohol Alcohol. 2010 Nov-Dec;45(6):514-9. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agq058. Epub 2010 Sep 27. PubMed PMID: 20876217; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3104610.

D'Onofrio G, Degutis LC. Integrating Project ASSERT: a screening, intervention, and referral to treatment program for unhealthy alcohol and drug use into an urban emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Aug;17(8):903-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00824.x. PubMed PMID: 20670330.